We at Brush Strokes would like to say thank you for an amazing 2017, and that we can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for us! We couldn’t continue to do what we love without you, and from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
This year Brush Strokes will officially be 20 years old! Thank you so much for 20 years of great hair care!
Just a few updates and reminders for the New Year!
Mary has changed her schedule! She will now be at Brush Strokes every other Friday! Don’t forget that we can book you at either Spa Noa or Brush Strokes!
Did you know that you can get the inside scoop on all things Brush Strokes? Check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Brush Strokes Salon & Spa Noa is working with Beauty Scope to help children this August.
Our Back-to-School drive will benefit the Alice C. Tyler Village of Childhelp® Farm in Lignum, VA. As the children go back to school, they need lots of supplies. We are now accepting donations to help the children for 2017.
The items needed this year are:
· Colored Paper
· Colored Pencils
· Wide Ruled Paper
· Paper Clips
· Magic Markers
· Glue Sticks
· Elmer’s Glue
· Copy Paper
· Small Hand Sanitizers
· Pencil Boxes
· Pencil Sharpeners
Or, anything else you think that we forgot to list! Cash or check donations can also be made in the Salon or Spa. Gift Cards to local stores (Walmart, Target, etc.) would also be greatly appreciated!
As our thanks to you for helping, you will also receive 20% your next service!*
Childhelp ®exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. They focus their efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach. To learn more about this amazing organization and what they are doing to put an end to child abuse, check out their website at: www.childhelp.org .
*Some restrictions may apply. 20% off discount is only applicable towards one service. If in salon/spa for multiple services then discount will be applied to service of lesser value. See front desk for more information. Month of August only.*
An Inside Look at What’s Happening at Brush Strokes
Happy Mother’s Day
This month is the unofficial start of summer & we couldn’t be more excited; warmer weather, barbecues, and lying by the pool, & fabulous new hair. We get to celebrate the mom’s in our lives as well as remember those who served. May is a full month & we can’t wait to see you at Brush Strokes Salon!
We would like to welcome a new stylist to the Brush Strokes Team. Miss Bruna Miranda is a junior stylist who has a real passion for hair. She is currently training under our fearless leader, Mary Taylor, but she is available for blow-dry and hair cut appointments. Bruna will be here Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call to make you appointment today!
With the summer months upon us our staff will be taking a few vacations. We recommend that you schedule your appointments as soon as possible so you look your best all summer long!
Look your best for the big night! Hair & Makeup packages are available for $85 (Eyelash Application for an additional $25). Also enjoy 10% off any accessory purchases from our boutique collections!
Mother’s Day Packages
Come in all month and purchase the perfect gifts for mom! We have everything you need from gift cards, to products, to salon service deals. Purchase our Mom’s Getaway package (Makeup and a Blow-dry with Style) for only $115, normally $130!
Memorial Day Deals
As our thank you to all active military, their families, and veterans we would like to offer 20% off all services (when accompanied by a valid military or veteran ID). If you aren’t military, please enjoy 10% off all retail! We hope you’ll join us on May 26th & 27th.
*As usual some restrictions apply to all deals and offers. Call Salon for details.*
Jane Iredale’s SPF Makeup
In support of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Brush Strokes Salon is highlighting some amazing skin care products available in store. Jane Iredale is proud to carry The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendations for their broad spectrum sunscreen. Seven of their products contain SPF 15 or higher to help keep you safe daily. Come in and see why we stand behind Jane Iredale Cosmetics!
According to the Washington Post, it is “The Age of Lavish Lashes” and we couldn’t agree more! From Adele to the First Lady, and everyone in between, lashes are truly having a moment.
Did you know that both Brush Strokes Salon and Spa Noa offer lash services and products?
As an add-on to our already fabulous Jane Iredale makeup applications, you can have false lashes applied for only $25. Both locations use Ardell brand lashes and glue, but clients are more than welcome to bring their preferred brand and/or style. We love that the Ardell brand has been around for over 45 years and is consistently considered the “queen of lashes”.
If false lashes are not for you then we offer other ways to grow the fringe around your eyes. Spa Noa sells growth serum, Latisse, which is offered by our doctor on staff, Dr. Bruce Freedman. This medical grade cosmetic treatment allows natural growth for people with little or no lashes with amazing results.
Another growth serum called Grande Lash-MD by Grande Cosmetics is offered at both Spa Noa and Brush Strokes. This product comes in either a 3 month or 6 month supply, and is less expensive than our Latisse option. It is applied just like liquid eyeliner on the upper lash line, and may also be applied to the lower lash line if desired. Most clients see results in 4-8 weeks, and this is a great product for anyone looking to up their lash game.
Whether you prefer the glamorous offerings of faux lashes, or if you are trying to grow out your own beautiful set, your options are endless. Not just your options in style, but in price as well. Having a full set of lashes helps anyone achieve that “no makeup, makeup look”, and can be achieved by wearing great quality mascara, false lashes, or even just your own flirty set.
We’ve had an amazing year here at Brush Strokes Salon, & we owe it all to you! We can’t wait to show you all the new things we have planned for 2017. Keep an eye on our social media pages & on our blog for news, how-to’s, & all around Salon goodness! We are looking forward to all that 2017 brings!
Come in for a Free Style Lesson & Receive 20% Off Select Styling Tools!
(Only available through the month of January)
Donna’s January Schedule:
Donna will be gone most of January, but will in the 12th-14th & the 27th-28th. Make your appointment before they’re gone!
Why Brush Strokes is in Love with Keratin Express’s Daily Keratin Cream:
We love keratin Express’s Daily Keratin Cream because “it’s not just for people who want/have keratin treatments, but for anyone who needs their hair to be extremely shiny, healthy, & strong”. Our stylists use this product on every client to combat frizz & add protein. Come & see for yourself!
Retail: $48 *a little goes a long way*
New Year Appointment Drawing Winner
Brush Strokes would like to congratulate Janet Aurora on winning our amazing Eufora Goodie Basket!
Brush Strokes is updating its 24 hour cancellation policy.
If a client neither calls or shows up on the day of their scheduled appointment we will ask them to prepay for their next one. Our stylists time is very valuable & we have other clients who would love to come in at those times. If clients know that they are unable to make their scheduled appointment, we ask that they call or email the salon.
Donna will be gone most of January (as stated above) & her schedule will change for the month of February as well. Starting the week of 1/30/17, Donna will be working Thursday-Saturday only. She will go back to her normal schedule of Tuesdays & Thursdays-Saturdays starting in March. Make sure to schedule your appointments now before they’re filled up!
Mary’s Schedule: Starting in September, Mary will be working every Friday over at Spa Noa in Reston. You can still book appointments with her for either here at Brush Strokes or there by calling us.
New Products: We are happy to introduce to you Eufora’s newest product, Fresh Effect! It’s everything a dry shampoo should be. So sleep in…we’ve got you covered! Also from Eufora is a new collection of travel sized items and kits. The summer is the time to travel so make sure you take your favorite Eufora and Brush Strokes items with you!
Policy Update: Brush Strokes will now require clients to provided credit card information for any major services taking 3+ hours (e.g. Keratin Treatments, Relaxers, etc.). We would also like to remind clients that we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel an appointment please call us as soon as possible. We appreciate our clients continued support in all things and we thank you for your business.
That’s all the updates for now, but if you’d like to see more of a day to day inspiration and motivation please check us out on our other social media platforms!
Does the incoming humidity make you cringe? Well worry not! We have the perfect treatment to keep your hair looking smooth and sleek all summer.
Our new Keratin Express Plus Smoothing Treatment takes approximately forty-five minutes to apply, much less than traditional treatments, and it costs significantly less (starting at $100)*. The thing we love the most about this service is that is easy to add to any current service and the results can last from ten to twelve weeks!
Also unlike traditional keratin treatments, you don’t have to wait up to three days before you can wash your hair again. With Keratin Express you can get to the shampoo after twenty-four hours!
If you are hoping to get rid of the frizz this summer or just making your locks smooth and shiny give us a call and schedule for our Keratin Express Plus Smoothing Treatment.
*Application times and cost may vary depending on hair length and thickness
Getting ready for a wedding can be daunting, to say the least. Thankfully the beautiful people at Bridal Guide have taken some of the stress out of planning.
In their most current issue (July/August 2016) there is a fantastic section called “ask david” , by none other than wedding guru David Tutera, that talks about the do’s and don’ts of makeup prep. We picked our top four do’s and top four don’ts to share with you, but if you’d like to see the full list pick up the most recent issue of Bridal Guide and check out page 58.
Book a Consultation:
WEtv’s star says, “There are usually fees for your consultation, so plan for yours to happen when you have something special going on, or when you can test it out with your dress. Get your money’s worth!” We at Brush Strokes recommend scheduling your trial run at least two to three weeks before your big day. On the day of the trial run, we charge 50% of the original service amount and on the day of the wedding, we charge the remaining 50% balance.
Start Early & Create a Timeline:
The suggestion by Mr. Tutera, “Allow 45 minutes to an hour for your makeup application” and “figure out prep time required for each member of the wedding party…” We suggest working with our makeup stylists when figuring out your timelines. When in our salon we usually set aside at least two hours for makeup application.
Think Classic & Bright:
According to David, “Sure, Kim Kardashian’s uber-smoky cat eye and full-on faux lashes looks fab, but in 10 years? Maybe not so much”. We love using Jane Iredale makeup for several reasons, but one of the biggest is because it is great for your skin and it is perfect for creating soft, timeless, and effortless looks.
Mascara is Key:
Our guru states “use waterproof mascara. This is bridal-makeup rule number one!” All of our Jane Iredale mascaras are “water resistant” and are exactly what the wedding planner ordered for your big day!
The host of David Tutera’s CELEBrations discloses, “Book your hair and makeup artists early-about six months in advance.” We couldn’t agree more with this key piece of wedding wisdom! Thankfully we can provide both hair and makeup services for your big day. We also ask that you fill out one of our Bridal Contracts to secure your date, time, and services.
Keep it Simple:
David expresses that, “less is more, especially when it comes to your wedding makeup. You still need to look like you.” This goes back to our “Do” about thinking classic. Let our stylists enhance the already beautiful you on the day of.
No “Blah” Shades:
Just like with the dark lipstick, David warns, “those beige and brown-toned lip-colors you wear every day can make you look washed out in photos.” We suggest using a great Jane Iredale product called LipDrink, especially in its new color “flirt”. Not only is it an amazing color, but it also hydrates and keeps your lips looking fresh from first kiss to the farewell send off!
The final piece of wisdom Mr. Tutera imparts is, “have a bridal-beauty emergency kit for your maid of honor to keep close by in case anything goes awry.” We can help you set up this kit (at least as far as hair and makeup is concerned). We sell all of the Jane Iredale products we use, as well as some great hairsprays and style aids by Eufora to help keep everything in place!
Now you are prepared for your dream day! If you’d like to view the complete list of “Do’s & Don’ts” pick up the latest issue of Bridal Guide or check out their website bridalguide.com.
Planning a wedding or know someone who is? Call to set up your Bridal Hair and Makeup services at Brush Strokes Salon (703)435.8002.
Who inspires you? Who gave you the gift of beauty?
Jane Iredale wants to know about the women in your life who empowered you and made you into what you are today. Click the link to enter for you chance to win $1,000 worth of makeup and a personal makeup consultation and application for you and a guest!
Introducing The Good Glow Collection from Jane Iredale!
The Good Glow Collection brings together Jane’s best selling products for cheeks, eyes and lips, to enhance your natural radiance as it soothes and protects the skin. Released date set for the first week in May. Visit Jane Iredale’s website for more information!
Blend and layer each bronzer to get your desired look on the face and body.
Mix and match all three bronzers to create a personalized look for every occasion!
Rose Dawn Bronzer contains luminous pink and copper shades. Sunbeam Bronzer contains cool pink and bronze shades. Moonglow Golden Bronzer contains warm golden shades.
Flirt LipDrink Lip Balm is a new peachy-pink shade that looks great with any skin tone!
LipDrink is an effective broad spectrum SPF 15 lip balm to help protect your lips and it contains rich antioxidants to soothe your lips.
LipDrink is also available in Sheer, Buff and Crush
Stop in the salon during the month of May to pick up your bronzers and LipDrink lip balms. While you’re in, stock up on the Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen for your face, scalp and body to protect your skin from those harsh sun rays during the warmer months.
**Bronzers available as refills only – compact sold separately.
Bronze Refills – $44
LipDrink – $15.00
Refillable Compact – $18